In comparison, the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi challaned just about 10,000-15000 people a year.
Littering will set you back by Rs. 500 while those who dump construction waste on roads — the biggest offenders — will have to pay a steeper fine of Rs. 2,000-3,000 and will also be made to remove the mess at their own expense.
The fines from the last six months have generated Rs. 3 crore in extra revenue for the civic agencies while the challaning drive has made a difference, especially among shopkeepers and hawkers, say officials.
“Residents of Delhi, including the general public and shopkeepers, often dump garbage outside their houses or litter public roads and block them. Many of them have been slapped with fines, which they have to pay to the special metropolitan magistrate,” said east municipal commissioner SS Yadav, warning that sanitation inspectors were on the prowl.